Our bodies perform plenty of functions throughout the day that is seemingly simple for many; however, those who suffer from joint pain may feel otherwise. The body is composed of several different joints, such as the ball and socket, gliding joint, and hinge and saddle joints.
As these joints require frequent use, our Atlanta chiropractors see a variety of injuries associated with these joints and provide an array of treatment options to manage the pain and discomfort.
The body’s natural immune response results in inflammation, which in some injuries aids in the healing process. However, when inflammation is already existing and additional inflammation presents, the body does not know how to fight it, therefore, creating a more significant problem.
A common condition involving joint inflammation is arthritis, and there is a good chance that you may know someone who suffers from it. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two different types that most people suffer from. Due to overuse and aging, osteoarthritis can develop as wear and tear occur to the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system is not functioning properly which results in increased inflammation.
When managing inflammation, addressing your diet may be one of the first steps to reducing your inflammation and discomfort. Foods that are high in sugars, trans fat, and processed foods may lead to higher amounts of inflammation in the body. Implementing healthy foods and monitoring gluten intake can go a long way in reducing inflammation.
Our Approach To Treating Joint Pain
Treatment for joint inflammation can range from managing your diet as well as joint adjustments, which minimize inflammation and decrease joint pain. Each patient presents with different levels of inflammation and pain, and as a result, our patients are treated with individualized treatment plans to maximize their success.
When there is added pressure on the joints, the surrounding muscles can weaken. To better stabilize the joints and strengthen the surrounding muscles and tissues, exercises such as yoga and Pilates can be practiced to improve the weaker areas. With this style of training, the joints will feel less pressure decreasing the level of pain.
Taking an active role in managing your joint pain can look like adding a new exercise regime or changing your diet, and with the help from our Atlanta chiropractors, you can reach an improved level of health sooner than you think. Our chiropractors pride themselves on developing effective treatment plans that will allow you to regain the functionality of your joints and decrease your level of pain enabling you to live a fuller life.
Contact our office today at (404) 889-8828 to schedule an appointment!